|Title:||Downloadable LTSV Documents|
|Summary:||A series of downloadable PDF documents that together contain all the fleet data, photographs and various other content from the LTSV website.|
This article lists a series of documents that together contain the majority of the material available on this website. They are available for download as PDFs using the links in the table below. Click on the links to view the documents, or right-click to save them to your own PC. Examples of the page layouts for each section are shown at the bottom of this page. Note that the files containing the photos are rather large so as to retain a reasonable image quality level.
Also included is a spreadsheet containing the main vehicle details. This is available in Microsoft Excel format (XLS), and includes guidance notes on sorting etc.
New issues of each document will be produced periodically, and if you have any comments or suggestions about their content I would be interested to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These documents are being made available because two other plans proved to be unworkable. The first was to make a new 'comprehensive' service vehicle book, to follow-up on the SUP-15B publication produced for LOTS in 2005. The greatly increased quantity of information (both in terms of the number of vehicles and the amount of detail) meant that a printed book would not be viable. The second plan was to make a copy of the LTSV website available for download. As well as allowing off-line viewing, this would have acted as a distributed back-up in case something happened to me or to the website. I looked at various options for achieving this but in the end decided that they were too technically complex.
So I thought of making the bulk of the content of the LTSV website available as downloadable PDF documents. Although this loses much of the functionality (eg sorting vehicles), it allows the data to be 'preserved' and also makes it easier for users to print out the content if they wish (but buy some extra ink first!).
Examples of typical page layouts